A random walk down the world of business economics
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Mortgage crisis in the UK
Bank of England published a very interesting survey of household financial conditions in the UK. The following graph shows quarterly percentage changes in the house purchase and remortgaging dynamics in the UK between Q2:2007 and Q1:2010. As the graph indicates, there is an excess volatillity in the housing market as a result of loose monetary policy and unpredictable mortgaging changes. Housing markets reflect the instability of the UK economy.
House purchase and remortgaging dynamics in the UK